BookLending.com is an online service created by Amazon to allow Kindle owners to lend and/or borrow eBooks. To access this service you of course have to register. The procedure is very simple and only requires to have an email address. Incidentally you can register with your Facebook account. Note however that this address will be shared with other members of the service, so it's up to you if you want to use your primary email address or if you prefer to use another address. Anyway, as soon as you complete the registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link that you must click to confirm your registration.
Once connected you have access to two main sections, "Borrow a Book" and "Lend a book." To borrow a book, just enter the name of the author or the book in the search box provided for this purpose. Either the book is directly available for loan (indicated by a green dot next to the title), or you must make a request to an other member (from a dedicated link). The owner of the book then has 7 days to respond to this demand. If accepted, you will receive a link to download your book. You then have 14 days to read it before Amazon automatically gives it back to its owner.
The principle is the same if you want to lend a book. You can check in your user profile all the books you have borrowed or lent . You will also get recommendations based on your choices. BookLending is a very useful service if you want to read a book before you decide to buy it, or simply if your budget does not allow you to have as many books as you want.
BookLending is a website that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. To participate in lending and borrowing Kindle books, you must first register as a user on the site or connect with Facebook Connect.
What is Kindle Lending?
Kindle lending is a feature launched by Amazon on December 30, 2010. Any Kindle book that has lending enabled can be loaned by one Kindle user to another for 14 days. At the end of the loan period the title is automatically transferred back to the book owners Kindle. Each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once. For more information on lending, go to the Amazon page on Lending Kindle Books.